MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has announced it will be increasing its support of its frontline staff, emergency food relief and health-care providers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The actions include a weekly bonus for its hourly staff, an investment of approximately $2 million to support emergency food-relief efforts and an investment of $2.5 million in a new fund to provide personal support to frontline health providers.
“In this global crisis, we’re compelled to look beyond our business and do what we can to support the many dedicated people who continue to deliver the critical services we depend on, as well as the most vulnerable in our society,” says Michael McCain, president and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. “We encourage all companies with resources and capacity to do what they can to add their support. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in working alongside governments to fight this pandemic and restore our public and economic health.”